Yesterday Iris and I were in the pasture when I heard an airplane-like roar somewhere off to the east, a roar getting nearer all the time. Finally it came within seeing range.
The trouble was, this morning when I wanted to tell Cliff about my experience as I was laying in bed watching him drank his coffee, I couldn't remember what the plane was called: I tried to describe it to him, knowing he was familiar with the thing, using words like "batwings" and "kite".
He didn't have a clue what I was talking about. I was going to come to this computer and do some googling to find the name of it until I remembered the Ipad, which I could take to bed with us, google up "fighter planes", and find not only the name of this craft, but a picture of it, as well. Which I did, and Cliff, of course, was amazed that one had flown over our property. Now, keep in mind we're only forty miles from an Air Force base, so it really isn't so surprising. Still, it's a first, seeing one here.
So we had a discussion about this, me telling Cliff how I hated that he wasn't with me when this happened. Then, since the Ipad was in bed with us anyhow, I decided to show off some off my apps.
I started with Craigslist, Cliff's favorite website ever. But it's so much better on the Ipad, with options that aren't even offered on their website... at least, so far as I know.
After he was all caught up on tractors and implements for sale on Craigslist, I showed him my newly-installed dictionary app, and he told me to find the meaning of some word or other. Not only did we find the meaning, but I clicked on a little sound thingie and a lady's voice told us how to properly pronounce the word.
I clicked on my Google Earth app and said, "OK Cliff, where do you want to fly?"
"Oh, I've always wanted to go to Spain," says he.
So by way of Google Earth, we went to Barcelona.
"That thing is cool as hell," says Cliff. "I'll give you that."
We checked the forecast on both Fox 4's app and the Weatherbug app.
I clicked to my IMDb app and we watched the trailer for "Water for Elephants", which will be released this month. I decided I need to read that book again; it's one of my all-time favorites. There's no way a movie will do it justice.
Iris was in her bedroom bed (she also has one in the living room and one in the computer room), so I demonstrated the dog-whistle app. I probably won't keep that one, although it's really fun to watch my dog tipping her head from one side to the other, trying to figure out where the high-pitched noise is coming from.
I'm thinking I'd better stop showing Cliff all the things my Ipad can do; I might end up losing it to him.